mishap

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mishap, myshappe, myssehappe, equivalent to mis- +‎ hap.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈmɪshæp/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mishap (plural mishaps)

  1. An accident, mistake, or problem.
    Since the mishap with the banana peel, he watches his step.
  2. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mishappen, equivalent to mis- +‎ hap.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb) IPA(key): /mɪsˈhæp/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

mishap (third-person singular simple present mishaps, present participle mishapping, simple past and past participle mishapped)

  1. (archaic) To happen through misfortune; to mishappen.

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